As closely aligned as classical and electronic music can be these days, we can’t think of too many artists who’ve been asked to play François K’s Deep Space party and a proper seated gig featuring crossover composers like John Cage and Philip Glass. And yet, that’s where Franceso Tristano’s at this week, as the Baroque-schooled
The mixing of acoustic instruments and electronic sounds was not always as easy and natural as it can seem nowadays. Certainly, adventurous composers were drawn to the limitless palette of sounds made possible by recording technology and computers. But not until digital sampling and the versatile laptop computer arrived did it become relatively easy to
Interviewed over lunch on Tuesday, Ms. Grimaud spoke of her recent recovery from another, unrelated series of dire medical issues — a tumor discovered to be stomach cancer, leading, after a delay caused by a bronchial infection, to surgery and chemotherapy — and of another Deutsche Grammophon album, “Resonances,” a program of solo works by
Bruce Brubaker on next week’s concert featuring Bruce Brubaker and Francesco Tristano….
Next week, I’m playing an overlapped, simultaneous concert with Francesco Tristano, this time at Le Poisson Rouge in New York. It’s billed as “[ Simultaneo ].” In the advertising it says: “Two concerts at the same time!” A manifestation of remix culture
“World leaders need to answer to artists.” This was the rallying cry of Natalia Kaliada, artistic director of the Belarus Free Theatre, at a benefit for the embattled dissident troupe organized by the PEN American Center that was held at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday. She added “politicians do not have steps; they…
Michael T and crew brought OH! You Pretty Things! to LPR on Sunday for a Bowie Birthday bash. Check out some videos of the evening below and keep up with the LPR Twitter… to find out when the next OH! You Pretty Things event will be.
“Five Years” / “Fame”
photo by Justin
…The first night of Doveman’s The Burgundy Stain Sessions was Friday night and included appearances from Sam Amidon, Beth Orton, and Glen Hansard, as well as surprise guests St. Vincent and Nico Muhly. Here’s what the Jon Pareles had to say in his review for the New York Times:
Cozy and unassuming, the set peeked
Not a perfect video, but a video of an amazing performance from a new Nels Cline (Wilco) project. The project is ethereal, loosely called free jazz, but equal parts ambient and noise as well. The group is a painter and Nels on guitar. Here’s a performance from (Le) Poisson Rouge for the 2011 Winter Jazz …
…(Le) Poisson Rouge and Nonesuch are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the classic Nonesuch Scott Joplin recordings by Joshua Rifkin. Joshua Rifkin’s recordings of the Joplin rags in the early 1970s ignited a national passion for ragtime jazz and, wrote New York magazine, “created almost alone, the Scott Joplin revival.” These recordings also resulted in
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Before Grubbs could tap his true vo
ice through a string
of buzz-stirring Wakey!Wakey! releases on Family Records (two live LPs, a free collection
of covers and last spring’s War Sweater EP), the following dues were paid: a totally ‘90s bar gig aimed at pint-slamming college kids; a rock band
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At home in Los Angeles the pianist Gloria Cheng is a celebrity: an invaluable new-music advocate and a preferred collaborator of composers like Pierre Boulez and Esa-Pekka Salonen. A review of a recital Ms. Cheng presented at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in September breathlessly conjured a heady, star-studded scene. But Ms. Cheng’s copious
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CLASSICAL:01.03 Stephen Clarke, piano: A CD Release Concert for Mode Records’ “Giacinto Scelsi: The Piano …
Here is a snippet of the top 10 acts you MUST catch at Winter Jazzfest (starting tonight!), to see the full list, visit the Village Voice here…! (This list was compiled by Phil Freeman)
Mike Pride’s From Bacteria To BoysKenny’s Castaways, Friday, 6 p.m.The first group of the festival is this quartet led by
Stephen Feigenbaum — at 21, the youngest composer here — inventively avoided one trap of writing for a stringed instrument and the piano: Instead of allowing the cello to sound like the principal instrument, with the piano as its accompaniment, he built his “Suspended Animation” (2010) on the tension between a lyrical cello line and
…A review by Allan Kozinn of Stephen Clarke’s dense and shifting performance of works by Scelsi and others.
Stephen Clarke, a Canadian pianist who revels in the challenges of difficult new music, played a concert at Le Poisson Rouge on Monday evening to celebrate the release of “Giacinto Scelsi: Piano Works 4,” his latest contribution
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OVERVIEW:(Le) Poisson Rouge is an 1100-capacity music venue and multimedia art cabaret founded by musicians on the site of the historic Village Gate. We present concerts, multimedia events, special events and late-night programming in the flexible-use main space, which features acoustic engineering by the legendary John Storyk/WSDG…